News

Car Crash Fatalities Nearly Double In SD From 2013

Car Crash Fatalities Nearly Double In SD From 2013

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — There have been 11 more fatal accidents in the state compared to the first two months of last year, and law enforcement authorities are citing a number of factors, including bad weather.

Lee Axdahl with the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety says frequent snowfalls have created road conditions that may have contributed to the crashes. Axdahl notes that half of this year’s victims were not wearing seatbelts.

Axdahl says it is still “difficult” to understand that some people still drive without buckling up first.

Axdahl said alcohol, speeding, and overdriving road conditions in bad weather also contributed to several of the wrecks.

Recent Headlines

in National

2 NYPD officers killed, gunman dead

nypd

The fatal shooting may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

kentucky

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.